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Customs and Border Protection Not Interested in Mobility for Mobility's Sake

March 10, 2014
George I. Seffers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is only interested in mobile communication if it allows the agency to perform functions it could not perform otherwise, Mark Borkowski, component acquisition executive and assistant commissioner with the CBP Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, told the audience at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

World Complexity Creates Greatest Challenge

March 10, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The real challenge to keeping the homeland secure is dealing with the world's increasing complexity, Adm. Thad Allen, USCG, (Ret.), executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, told the audience at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday during his luncheon keynote address.

VIDEO: Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff Outlines Priorities

March 7, 2014
By Jim Sweeney

Gen. Tom Lawson, RCAF, chief of the Defence Staff, outlined four priorities for the Canadian Armed Forces in a speech last month at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The highest priority is delivering excellence in operations. That is followed, Gen. Lawson said, by preparing the armed forces for tomorrow’s challenges, providing warfighters with training and professional development, and caring for warfighters and their families.

Small Businesses Awarded Physical Security Contracts

March 7, 2014

Alutiiq Pacific LLC, Anchorage, Alaska (N39430-13-D-1264); Securityhunter Inc., Baltimore, Md. (N39430-13-D-1265); and Split Pine Technologies LLC, Tallahassee, Fla. (N39430-13-D-1266), are each being awarded option year one under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, multiple-award contract for physical security access control at Navy shore installations throughout the world, including joint bases assigned to the Navy. The work to be performed provides for the design, procurement, installation, integration, testing and initial training for anti-terrorism force protection hardware and software. The combined total value for all three contractors is $33,000,000. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $66,000,000. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Concurrent Technologies to Support Airborne Mine Countermeasures

March 7, 2014

Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, Pa., was awarded a $15,338,026 cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering services in support of the continued modification of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery system to incorporate airborne countermeasures capabilities. The overall objectives of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery program are to design, fabricate, test and integrate a system for the carriage, stream, tow and recovery of all five airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) sensors to support the organic AMCM mission of the MH-60S helicopter. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61331-14-D-0010).

Raytheon Receives Multi-Spectral Targeting Contracts

March 7, 2014

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $12,814,344 firm-fixed-price contract for 16 turret units and eight electronics units for the Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for Navy MH-60 aircraft. The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for the HELLFIRE missile, and for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-G-JQ66).  

Arete Associates to Support Coastal Reconnaissance System

March 7, 2014

Arete Associates, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded a $10,228,983 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N6133-11-C-0007) for Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Program Systems Support for the AN/DVS-1 COBRA Block 1 System and support equipment. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battlespace for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Raytheon Awarded Multi-Spectral Targeting System Contract

March 7, 2014

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $10,072,556 firm-fixed-price contract for 10 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for Air Force HC/MC-130J aircraft. The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range finding, and laser designation, and for the Hellfire missile, and for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-G-JQ66-0045).

Leidos Inc. to Support GPS Directorate

March 7, 2014

Leidos Inc., El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded $7,850,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Global Positioning Systems Directorate Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Bridge 4.0 which provides for SE&I support services to the GPS Directorate. GPS Directorate, Space and Missile System Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA88078-14-C-0005).

ESN to Support Communication Squadron

March 7, 2014

Engineering Services Network (ESN) Inc., Arlington, Va., recently that it has won a $700,000 contract to support the 99th Communication Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. The contract is being managed by the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group (38 CEIG) at Tinker Air Force Base, OK. Under the contract, ESN will support moving the 99th Communication Squadron into a new communications facility. The company will move all aspects of the Nellis AFN Network Control Center into a new building. In addition, ESN will provide a new design that uses state-of-the-art equipment and server virtualization to improve IT availability and response time to the personnel at Nellis AFB while reducing power requirements. 

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